B6130 Molecular biology

Faculty of Science
Spring 2000
Extent and Intensity
4/3/0. 4 credit(s). Type of Completion: zk (examination).
prof. RNDr. Stanislav Rosypal, DrSc. (lecturer), prof. RNDr. Roman Pantůček, Ph.D. (deputy)
Guaranteed by
prof. RNDr. Stanislav Rosypal, DrSc.
Department of Experimental Biology – Biology Section – Faculty of Science
Contact Person: prof. RNDr. Stanislav Rosypal, DrSc.
Prerequisites (in Czech)
( B3060 Basic genetics || B1900 Basic genetics ) && ( B2010 General zoology || B2080 General zoology || B2180 General zoology || B2800 )
Course Enrolment Limitations
The course is only offered to the students of the study fields the course is directly associated with.
fields of study / plans the course is directly associated with
  • Proteins (primary, secondary and higher structures of proteins and their biological functions). Nucleic acids (primary, secondary and tertiary structure of DNA and RNA, different conformations of DNA and their significance in biological systems). Interactions of proteins with DNA. Genetic information and the genetic code. Molecular structure of procaryotic and eucaryotic genome. Replication of procaryotic and eucaryotic genome. Transcription of procaryotic and eucaryotic genome. Postranscriptional modification and processing of RNA, especially in eucaryotes. Mechanisms of splicing and selfsplicing. Translation of procaryotic and eucaryotic mRNA. Posttranslational processing. Regulation of gene expression in procaryotes and eucaryotes. Signal pathways in mammal cells and their relation to the activation of transcription factors. Molecular basis of acquired immunity. Molecular basis of cancerogenesis (oncogenes, antioncogenes). Mechanisms of replication of viral DNA and RNA, transcription of viral DNA and translation of viral RNA. Molecular mechanisms of mutagenesis and recombination. Transposons. Repair mechanisms of damaged DNA. Elements of molecular evolution. Origin of life from the aspects of molecular biology. On the whole, the general molecular processes occuring in living systems are emphasized in this lecture with respect to the specificities characteristic of the main groups of living systems (bacteria, archea, plants, animals and viruses).
Language of instruction
Further Comments
The course can also be completed outside the examination period.
The course is taught annually.
The course is taught: every week.
Listed among pre-requisites of other courses

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